Quiz Yourself on These Local Burrito Joints

Ahead of National Burrito Day April 6, roll up all that big brain—er, burrito—energy to showcase your smarts on the local burrito scene. Lettuce commence!

1. Be my bae-rrito, Baja Burrito (!). This locally owned unassuming burrito joint nestled in Mission Valley Shopping Center has sated many a college student’s appetite with freshly made and delish ingredients. …“When you crave it, you’ll understand.” What year did this sup spot start serving?

a. 1992

b. 1995

c. 1997

d. 1999

2. “Rolling up the good good” is Dank Burrito’s Transfer Co. Food Hall locale, touting incredible flavors and fresh global fare. What other NC city will you find this dank resto?

a. Morehead City

b. Wilmington

c. Asheville

d. Chapel Hill

3. Good news: The Raleigh Times delivers more than just hard-hitting drinks—it also touts a slow-roasted braised pork burrito complete with enchilada sauce, cheddar, green onions and fresh jalapenos. When was this historic spot’s original building restored?

a. 2000

b. 2003

c. 2006

d. 2009

4. Shaka brah! Salt & Lime Cabo Grill makes a mean surf & turf burrito packed with shrimp/steak plus tantalizing tropical fixins’ (think: Baja rice, grilled onions, cheese, chipotle cream sauce, pico de gallo, queso fresco, Baja crema, cilantro). Where did owner Ken Smith grow up?

a. Florida

b. California

c. North Carolina

d. South Carolina

5. Colorful mercado-style taco joint Chido Taco is bringin’ its second locale to which DTR street (slated to open soon and featuring the same menu as the original Chido Taco in McNeill Pointe)? 

a. Fayetteville Street

b. Wilmington Street

c. Morgan Street

d. Hargett Street

6. Grab your gang and go go to lowkey resto Gringo A Go Go, which has been dishing up Mexican staples (cough, cough, burritos) since 2014. The hot spot was originally what kind of establishment?

a. Pharmacy

b. Police station

c. Bank

d. Service station

7. Working on your fitness? Put those chewing muscles to work via Gym Tacos bangin’ burritos. Where will this OG taco truck’s newest brick-and-mortar be located?

a. North Hills

b. Transfer Co. Food Hall

c. Morgan Street Food Hall

d. Hillsborough Street

8. Burritos for breakfast? Name a better way to start the day (!). Belly up to Mr. Burro for burritos, tacos, coffee and other goodies to cure the morning munchies. Where is this bright truck permanently located?

a. Village District

b. North Hills

c. Lafayette Village

d. Gateway Plaza

9. Find taco fusion hub 13 Tacos & Taps touting tacos, taps and burritos (natch) on its menu. Before we wrap up this quiz, what is the name of its award-winning filet mignon taco-turned-burrito? 

a. Moo Moo Tres

b. Big Beef Burrito

c. Cows Come Home Burrito

d. The Beefinator Burrito

Answers: 1. B; 2. A; 3. C; 4. A; 5. A; 6. D; 7. C; 8. B; 9. A

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